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know that thousands of people all over Australia have contacted this Assembly - members in this Assembly - asking that the X-rated videos be banned, and we accept our responsibility on behalf of a wider Australia. We also know that every Attorney-General in each State in Australia has called for a ban and has banned X-rated pornographic videos. We understand, if we have done the research, that X-rated videos cause violence.

Mr Speaker, I commend the Bill to the house. I ask that members take the time to study the issue seriously, and then do what commonsense, the law and our responsibility demand.

Debate (on motion by Mr Collaery) adjourned.


Amendment of Resolution

MR BERRY (11.02), by leave, I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 21 November 1990, postponing those orders of the day, private Members' business concerning standing order 200 and the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedures inquiry, be amended by omitting ",4".

Mr Speaker, the motion is a simple one. It arises in the light of your report to the Assembly yesterday on legal advice on matters which are affected by standing orders 200 and 201 of the Assembly's standing and temporary orders. It seeks to have placed on the list of private members' business the item which appears in orders of the day.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


MR WOOD (11.04): Mr Speaker, I move:

That the Alliance Government has demonstrated its inability to administer the education system in the ACT.

The Minister for Education, Mr Humphries, has based his whole style and his whole administration on three fundamental principles - fundamentally wrong principles. They are confrontation, ignorance, and a lack of direction.

Let me examine the first of those, the confrontation. I suppose it was not surprising that, soon after he returned from his seven weeks' holiday overseas, the attacks that he mounted on schools increased, with more vigour. A brief period of some settlement changed to one of further

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